Fry, Roger Eliot, 1866 - 1934 (painter and art critic)
Dates and places
1866-1934 KCC 1885
Legal status / Nationality
Sphere of activity
Painter, Art Critic Curator, New York Metropolitan Museum, 1909-1910 Slade Professor of Art 1933
Married Helen Coombe, 1897; two children, Pamela and Julian.
From 1926 lived with Helen Anrep.
Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:
Assorted comic entertainments and verses concerning members of the 'Bloomsbury Group' and Keynes family, 1925 - 1928
This file includes 'Don't be frightened: a burlesque' [possibly in the hand of Molly MacCarthy], featuring characters called Vanessa, Roger, Bell and Grant.
Snapshots and professional studio portraits of Barbara Bagenal, Angelica Bell, Clive Bell, Francis Birrell, Gerald Brenan, Dora Carrington, Roger Fry, Edward Gathorne-Hardy, Henry Lamb, Janetta Parladé, G.H.W. ('Dadie') Rylands, Roger Senhouse, Julia Strachey, Lytton Strachey and Stephen Tomlin. The photographers include Lettice Ramsay and Kyrle Leng.
A photocopied typescript (incomplete) of a play featuring characters called Vanessa Bell, Clive Bell, Roger Fry and Duncan Grant.
2 autograph postcards, signed, (1 signed also by Saxon Sydney Turner) to E.M. Forster. 1923 and undated.
2 autograph letters, signed, and 1 envelope from E.M. Forster. 1922 and 1925.
To request this envelope, please use the following call mark: 18/Fry, R.
4 autograph letters, signed, and 1 autograph postcard, signed. The most recent piece of correspondence was dated 1919 by Roger Fry, but refers to Julian Bell as a student at King's College, so is probably 1929.
Includes reports by Anrep, H. and Clark, Kenneth M.
The collection includes lectures, correspondence, sketchbooks etc. accumulated by Fry during his lifetime. It also contains secondary material comprising correspondence, photocopies, notes and news cuttings assembled since Fry's death by his sister Margery, daughter Pamela Diamand, biographer Virginia Woolf, bibliographer Donald Laing and editor Denys Sutton.
Carbon typescript, including typescript version of part of Chapter I with Julian Bell's annotations; autograph manuscript notes; a typescript report by Prof. R.E. Fry and Prof. C.D. Broad with a manuscript note by John Maynard Keynes, 14 Apr. 1934; 1 typed letter, signed, from Sir Edward ('Eddie') Playfair to Julian Bell with typescript comments on the dissertation, 16 Nov. 1934; and manuscript comments on the dissertation in an unidentified hand.
This series comprises diary entries by Charles Ashbee and his wife Janet, letters to both, photographs, picture postcards, cartoons, poems, newspaper cuttings and other printed ephemera.
Photograph of a landscape with trees, fields, a lake and clouds, by Roger Fry. Print, 24.1 x 16.2. Inscribed on back, by E.M. Forster, 'Towards Hindhead, Surrey / by Roger Fry'. (Sleeve 412)
Photograph of a landscape with roof tops in the foreground, a hill to the left and mountains in the distance to the right, by Roger Fry. Print, 24.3 x 16.2. Inscribed on back, by E.M. Forster, 'near Brusa / by Roger Fry'. (Sleeve 411)
1 autograph letter, signed.
2 autograph letters signed to Clive Bell.
3 autograph letters signed to Julian Bell.
Photocopies of 20 autograph letters signed, 1 autograph manuscript poem and 1 autograph postcard signed to Clive Bell.
Photocopies of 456 autograph letters signed and 33 autograph postcards signed to Vanessa Bell.
The file comprises:-
13 autograph letters signed to E.F. Bulmer. [? Apr. 1893] - 29 June 1926.
1 autograph letter signed from E.F. Bulmer to R.E. Fry. 26 July 1893.
1 autograph letter signed to Sophie Friederike Bulmer. 18 Apr. 1923.
1 autograph letter signed to Robert Harold Bulmer. 11 Dec. 1931.
5 autograph letters, signed.
6 autograph letters signed.
2 autograph letters, signed.
14 autograph letters, signed to NW. 2 Aug. 1889 - 10 Feb. 1925. Mention the Ark [of the Cambridge Apostles] and the Widdrington women.
1 autograph letter signed with an introduction of Nathaniel Wedd to Col. Elliot enclosed with letter of 2 Sept. 1920.
Photocopies of 1 autograph letter signed to Josette Coatmellec, 1 Apr. 1924, and ‘L’histoire de Josette’, a memoir of their relationship.
Roger Fry, holding a palette and brush, poised before an easel and canvas, 1/2 length with profile to the left. Print, 18.7 x 13.4. Inscribed on back, by E.M. Forster, with name. (Sleeve 164)
Photograph of 'Roman Bath' by Roger Fry. Print, 18.5 x 14.8. Inscribed on back, in unidentified hand, with title and artist, to which E.M. Forster has added 'Paris'. (Sleeve 410)
Ledger of stock exchange speculations made by J.M. Keynes with a loan from R.E. Fry, with details of transactions made on behalf of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant and a letter from Clive Bell asking for financial advice, June 1918; with related correspondence, 1914-20.